Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Lawson Hall Room 1208 or by appointment
What is the the visible / searchable web?
How Search Workshttp://www.google.com/intl/en_us/insidesearch/howsearchworks/thestory/
We've worked with sites like these already:
Make more defined searches using Boolean operators. This form of logic notation can help narrow your search and find more specific results.
More complex search strings generally result in fewer results, unless you are using OR exclusively.
Common forms are AND, OR, or NOT but might be shortened by substituting symbols -- " ", +, -, |, !, etc. In some cases, wildcards might be used, such as * or ~.
Open Firefox, and add Deeper Web.https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/deeperweb-boost-and-customize-/
Use your browser to be notified when new content is available.
Open FireFox and install the Sage RSS Reader.
Restart Firefox, and the Sage icon should be near your URL address bar. Click on it.
Go to H-net, choose lists you'd like to monitor, and drag the RSS icon into the Sage panel.
Google news has an Alerts feature where you can create customized searches and be notified when there is news on those search terms.
Other sites, like Amazon, have the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds of their new content -- try adding a new releases feed.
For next week, consider topics you might be interested in researching for your final project. Look for online sources related to your topic that you can use. We've covered some good examples, like the Internet Archive, in class, but try other sites as well. If you can't find sources on a topic, let me know, and I'll try to help.
While looking for sources, keep in mind some of the tools you've seen in the resources we've looked it -- you could get an idea of how you might use those sources in the context of this class.
Next week, we'll go over this project in more detail.
Have a great week!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Lawson Hall Room 1208 on Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00. I'm also available before and after class on Tuesdays, or by appointment.